Despite Lee and replacement Lee Kang-in, Mbappe scored the opening goal.PSG and Toulouse draw 1-1.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG-France), despite 51 minutes from ‘the future of Korean soccer’ Lee Kang-in, were unable to find a winner in their second regular season match of the new campaign.
PSG drew 1-1 away to Toulouse in the second round of the 2023-2024 French Professional Football League 1 at the Stade de Toulouse on Tuesday morning (June 20).
After a goalless draw with Lorient in the opening match, PSG failed to win for the second time in as many games as the ‘French champions’.
Lee Kang-in, who started against Lorient, was on the field until the sixth minute of the second half, but was unable to create any offense.
With the departure of Neymar (Alhilal) and the return of signature striker Kylian Mbappe, many predicted that Lee would play in the midfield.
However, Lee, who started on the flank, swapped places with Vitinha on the opposite flank and worked diligently up front, but was unable to create any significant chances.
In fact, it was only in first-half stoppage time that he received his first caution on the French stage when he dug his foot in deep as he rushed to shoot again after Gonzalo Hamus’ shot was saved by the opposition goalkeeper in the box.
With more than 70 percent of the possession and no clear-cut shots on target, Luis Enrique eventually brought on Mbappe for Lee six minutes into the second half.
Mbappe, whose contract runs until the summer of 2024, had recently rejected PSG’s offer of a one-year contract extension, but as soon as he was back in a PSG shirt, he marked his return with a goal.
Eight minutes after coming on, Mbappe used his trademark acceleration to sprint into the Toulouse penalty box, drawing a foul on defender Rasmus Nicolaisen and earning a penalty kick.
Stepping up to take the spot kick, Mbappe slotted home his goal of the season and appeared to put his side in control.
However, in the 40th minute, PSG were awarded a penalty after Ashraf Hakimi was seen by the referee to bring down Zakaria Abouhalal in the box during a contested corner.
Abouhalal stepped up to the plate and scored the equalizer, 카지노사이트넷 pulling his team back from the jaws of defeat.